Presented by Darlene Chambers, Ember Reichgott Junge, Wendy Larvick at the 2020 Independent Charter Schools Virtual Conference.
“As the sponsor of the nation’s first charter public school law, I am proud to see the Founders Library gaining momentum. Like chartering, it began with a vision and will grow into a lasting legacy.” EMBER REICHGOTT JUNGE | Author, Advocate and former Minnesota State Senator
See Your Gift Doubled on Giving Tuesday! Each state has its own unique story about how chartering came to be. Honor the founding pioneers who made chartering possible and blazed paths for others to follow. By supporting the National Charter Schools Founders Library, you can help us capture and celebrate the history of our movement and share […]
Written by Ember Reichgott Junge When my charter school bill finally passed the Minnesota legislature in May 1991, I was devastated. The bill was so compromised I thought a charter school would never happen. The final bill didn’t create alternate sponsors—it required both the local school district and the state board of education to […]
History matters. Ideas matter. We’re On the Move and Capturing History at the California State Capitol! The National Charter Schools Founders Library team is collaborating with the Charter Schools Development Center in Sacramento to capture the stories from California’s Pioneers through oral histories and original documents. These will be preserved and made digitally available to […]